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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Jo Carson

Jo Carson


(p.476) Jo Carson
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Playwright, fiction writer, poet, and horsewoman Jo Carson was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, where she lived almost all her life. She became interested in theater while studying at East Tennessee State University, where she earned degrees in theater and communications.

Early in her career, Carson worked for Broadside Television, a Johnson City cable series featuring locally made documentaries about the history and folklife of northeastern Tennessee, southwestern Virginia, and western North Carolina. From 1972 to 1992, she worked for the Johnson City–based Road Company, a professional touring theater company for which she wrote two plays and performed in many. Carson frequently took her immediate surroundings and their history as her subject....

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